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2-2 (0-0 V) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles 2-0 (2-0 H)
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer, RHP vs. Mike Wright, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
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Baltimore has already guaranteed themselves a winning record coming into this one as they get set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
The Rays split their opening series with Toronto, grabbing the final 2 games after dropping the first 2.
The Orioles had a dramatic opening day as they walked off on the Twins and then followed that up with a solid pitching performance as they have taken the first two games against Minnesota. They’ll go for the sweep on Thursday before heading into Tampa for a weekend set.
Baltimore has relied heavily on their pitching staff through the first two games as they have allowed a combined 4 runs through the first 2 contests. Chris Davis also has a homerun to his credit on the season, as he tries to provide the power spark for the O’s once again this season.
Baltimore will send their #4 pitcher out here in Chris Tillman. Tillman was the same way as Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana, as he went just 2.0 innings on Opening Day before being washed away thanks to a lengthy delay.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays had quite the dramatic opening series. After dropping the first two games and looking lifeless, the Rays were the first ones to benefit from the new slide rule.
Tampa Bay went down 4-3, but after review, it was determined Bautista’s slide was illegal, erasing the runs and giving the Rays a 3-2 win. They then followed that up with a Souza Jr. 3 run homer in the 8th to clinch a split in the series.
Tampa Bay has seen their offense show some signs of life, as it was the biggest question mark for them heading into this season.
The Rays will send Chris Archer to the hill, who started Sunday for them. Archer was shaky in the beginning and ended up allowing 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned) in just 5.0 innings of work. More importantly, he struck out 12, which was impressive as he did it in just the 5.0 innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games on grass.
- Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Rays are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
The Rays saw Archer pitch extremely well, despite just 5.0 innings of work. Expect him to continue his dominance and show his ability to get more swings and misses here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay
The Rays come on the road and take down the O’s behind a solid quality start from Archer.
MLB Free Score Prediction:Tampa Bay 5 – Baltimore 2
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